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"On the Basis of Sex"

Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg — then a struggling attorney and new mother — who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. Click for trailer

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins 3 Critics’ Choice Awards

(JTA) — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has started the awards season in style.

The show about a Jewish housewife in New York City in the late 1950s took the Critics’ Choice Award for best comedy series on Sunday night and its star, Rachel Brosnahan, won for best comedy actress. It was a rerun for both after winning Golden Globes a week earlier.

Alex Borstein, who plays Brosnahan’s sidekick Susie in the Amazon series, also won Critics’ Choice recognition as best supporting actress in a comedy series.

Other winners included:

"Autonomies" — U.S. PREMIERE

A binge screening of all 5 episodes of the dystopian thriller series, a boiling cauldron of the issues of identity, religion, politics and personal freedom that define life in Israel today. 210 minutes. Q&A with the director.

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"Camera Obscura"

Shot in the lush forests, lagoons and rivers of Buenos Aires province, "Camera Obscura" is about an "ugly duckling" whose idea of beauty is changed by a visiting French photographer. Q&As. Click for trailer.

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"Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever" — NEW YORK PREMIERE

A 2018 Israeli doc about the Russian-born poet, by many accounts the greatest Yiddish writer of modern times. Q&As with the director Uri Barbash. Click for trailer. Preceded by Katia Lom's 2018 short "Triptych."

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"Soul Doctor"

A screening of the joyous Broadway musical filmed live with Tony Award-nominated Josh Young ("Jesus Christ Superstar") as Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and Nya as Nina Simone. 

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Theater & Dance

"Seder Masochism"

(Jan. 13 & 14) — A wild retelling of the Book of Exodus in musical form, starring Moses, Jesus, director Nina Paley’s own father and a tragic struggle against the forces of Patriarchy. Q&As. Click for trailer.

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"Redemption" — NEW YORK PREMIERE

(Jan. 13 & 14) — Menachem used to be the front man of a popular rock band, but now he is deeply religious and the father of a six-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with cancer. Q&A. Click for trailer.

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"Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story" — U.S. PREMIERE

(Jan. 14 & 16) — The filmmakers journey deep into the comic and off-kilter tone of his fiction and real-life stories to better understand how he became the writer that he is. Q&A. Click for trailer. Preceded by "Torch."

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"Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story" — U.S. PREMIERE

(Jan. 14 & 16) — The filmmakers journey deep into the comic and off-kilter tone of his fiction and real-life stories to better understand how he became the writer that he is. Q&A. Click for trailer. Preceded by "Torch."

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